Sunday, July 10, 2016

Civil War Has Returned To South Sudan

BBC: South Sudan 'back to war', says VP Riek Machar's spokesman

South Sudan is "back to war", a spokesman for the vice-president has told the BBC, as rival factions clash and hundreds have been reported killed.

Forces loyal to Vice-President Riek Machar say government troops attacked their positions in the capital, Juba.

But Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said "the situation is normal and it is under full control".

The UN mission said its buildings had suffered damage, and that hundreds had sought shelter in its compounds.

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More News On South Sudan's return To Civil War

Scores killed in South Sudan fighting, gunfire erupts in capital -- Reuters
Deadly fighting breaks out in South Sudan's capital -- AP
South Sudan fighting: Gunfire erupts again in Juba -- Al Jazeera
Heavy Fighting Erupts In South Sudan's Capital -- NPR
Heavy gunfire outside U.N. building in South Sudan -- CNN
South Sudan capital rocked by renewed violence -- The Guardian
South Sudan Violence: At Least 272 Dead In Clashes As Country Marks Fifth Anniversary -- IBTimes
Renewed fighting in South Sudan, former rebel side blames government -- Reuters
Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital -- AFP
South Sudan could be on the brink of war, again -- VICE News and Reuters

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